Georgia Department of Revenue’s chief investigator Josh Waites (left) resigned while under investigation for falsifying his resume. The special investigations office Waites led is also being investigated by the Inspector General for how it spent money seized from investigations. DAVID TULLIS / AJC
Inspector finds waste, manipulation at Georgia Department of Revenue
The state agency unlawfully held onto millions of dollars in seized funds and a high-ranking agent misled his superiors to justify spending, inspectors have found
September 21, 2021 Columbus - Empty bullet cartridges can be easily found at the parking lot of Carver Park Recreation Center at Carver Park in Columbus on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Toyia Tucker is the city council person whose district includes Carver Park. She pushed for the weekend closures. Carver Park in Columbus has become a magnet for crime and the uptick in violent crime during the pandemic has made the park even more dangerous. The city recently closed the park on weekends after it had its second homicide this year. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)
AJC IN-DEPTH: Gun violence hits towns across Georgia
A little less than half of last year’s homicides in the state were in the core metro counties of Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett